GMS’s specialty services include seismic evaluations and upgrades, blast resistant
design of structures and facades, value engineering and peer review, feasibility
studies, due diligence reports, and forensic investigations.
Seismic Evaluations and Upgrades
We have extensive expertise in dynamic analysis and
design. We routinely incorporate seismic design in many of our projects, dynamic
analysis for motion perception in high-rise design, architectural stair design and
blast design for physical security in threatened buildings.
Blast Resistant Design of Structures and Facades
We have performed a series of blast
related projects that have included Analysis of a structure and the glazing; protective
design of window systems; and Progressive Collapse Analysis. We have participated
in Blast related presentations to professional associations.
Our investigations focus on determination of root causes for
diminished performance or failure. Our reports outline the description of the problem,
detailed description by which the root cause and contributory factors have been identified,
and options for remedial action including estimated budget costs. Examples of this
category include in-service vibration, fastener or weld failures, or corrosion failures.